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  World Golf: Ivan Lendl, tennis legend turned golf dad
Lendl is not just a golf-obsessed nut trying to grab on to the last remnants of his athletic prime by competing in Celebrity Players Tour events and trying to qualify for the U.S. Open in his new sport every year.
Twelve-year-old Daniela, whom some of the coaches the Lendls use tout as the most naturally talented golfer in the family, is itching to play in national junior events of her own.
Lendl sounds almost embarrassed when he admits he hasn't been spending as much time on the practice range working on his own golf game as he should.
www.worldgolf.com /features/ivan-lendl-golf-daughters-1341.htm   (1420 words)

 Ivan Lendl
Lendl was born into a tennis family in Ostrava, in the Czech part of Czechoslovakia.
Lendl's first Grand Slam title came at the 1984 French Open, where he defeated John McEnroe in an epic final to claim what was arguably his most memorable victory.
Lendl's success in the game had a lot to do with his highly meticulous and intensive training and physical conditioning regime, his scientific approach to preparing for and playing the game, and an incredible desire to put in whatever it took to be successful.
www.basictennis.com /ivan-lendl.html   (964 words)

 Grand Slam Tennis Club - Ivan Lendl
Ivan was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic on March 7, 1960.
Ivan became a leader in physical conditioning and with help from his coach, Tony Roche achieved his first No. 1 ranking in 1983.
Ivan owns a sports management company, Spectrum Sports and is responsible for initiating the "Hitting Hot" system for teaching tennis that has become the basis of instruction at Grand Slam Tennis Club.
www.grandslamtennisclub.com /ivan.php   (392 words)

 Ivan Lendl, a tribute to the father of modern tennis
By now you must be wondering why I have the audacity to call Ivan Lendl he father of modern tennis, after all he was according to Sports Illustrated the original champion that no one cared about, the cold, hard, machine, that planned the bludgeoning of his foes without mercy and without flair.
Ivan was the first champion to use and master the inside out forehand from the ad-side of the court, crushing weak replies for winners.
Ivan Lendl was the best of his generation, his contributions to the game are innumerable.
www.1stserve.com /legacy.asp   (1526 words)

 Ivan Lendl - International Tennis Hall of Fame
Lendl is the holder of 94 career singles titles, including his 1980 feat, winning three tournaments in successive weeks on three different surfaces.
Lendl also won twice at the Australian Open, 1989 and 1990, and three times at the French Open, 1984, 1986, and 1987.
Lendl was the driving force for the Czechoslovakian Davis Cup team, compiling a 7-0 record in singles and 3-0 in doubles, leading Czechoslovakia to its lone Davis Cup triumph in 1980.
www.tennisfame.com /famer.aspx?pgID=867&hof_id=196   (482 words)

 Lendl Ivan - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Lendl, Ivan (1960- ), professional tennis player and three-times winner of both the French and United States opens, who led Czechoslovakia to its...
He was ranked the world's third-best player in 1992, and in 1993 won the Wimbledon singles championship for the first time as well as the US Open for...
Meštrović, Ivan (1883-1962), Croatian sculptor, known primarily for his religious works and public monuments.
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 Ivan Lendl - Encyclopedia.com
Ivan Lendl visits the Vermont company that relieved his back pain, as Ergomedics Inc.'s passive exerciser, the BackCycler penetrates the world's car, plane, office seat market.
Tennis: Tennis hero switches landscape to put his new driving ambition to the test; The Interview: Ivan Lendl; A sporting passion will soon be fulfilled - with Lendl-like precision.
Lendl hits an ace as a father: TENNIS Q&A WITH IVAN LENDL.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-LendlIvan.html   (532 words)

 Fatherhood, golf keep Lendl busy - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lendl is finding that guiding the growth of his five daughters, three of them with ambitions of becoming pro golfers, is easier than trying to transfer his considerable skills as a tennis player to becoming a competitive senior golfer.
Lendl was given a similar chance by his mother, but he chose to follow her into tennis.
She was the source of encouragement and motivation as Lendl became a dominant tennis player in the 1980s.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/2006-12-07-lendl_x.htm?csp=1   (632 words)

 Ivan Lendl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lendl was born into a tennis family in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia.
Lendl's first Grand Slam title came at the 1984 French Open, where he defeated John McEnroe in a long final to claim what was arguably his most memorable victory.
Lendl's success in the game had a lot to do with his highly meticulous and intensive training and physical conditioning regime, his scientific approach to preparing for and playing the game, and a strong desire to put in whatever it took to be successful.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ivan_Lendl   (1439 words)

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IVAN LENDL: I think the golf course is in much better shape.
IVAN LENDL: Every time I tee it up, I try to play the best I can, whether it is in Richmond or over here or U.S. Open qualifier, it doesn't matter, I try to play well.
IVAN LENDL: It got very difficult there for a while, especially around the turn, 9, 10, 11 when the wind was blowing really hard.
www.golf.com /gdc/tourcentral/tahoe/072002lendl.asp   (708 words)

 For Sale: Ivan Lendl Tennis Rackets
One of the most sought after rackets from the graphite era is the Adidas GTX ProT racket made famous by Ivan Lendl.
It has the signature sweude grip that was preferred by Ivan and was in in his private staff for match play but never used.
Note: Lendl's early batches of GTXs were paintjob Kneissls, but that ended and the Adidas GTX manufacturing moved to France.
www.woodtennis.com /lendl   (427 words)

 Obsession - Ivan Lendl's Lonely Quest For Perfection - MensTennisForums.com
Lendl is at least as passionate about hockey as he is about golf, and he serves on the advisory board of the Hartford Whalers.
Lendl's mother worked part-time as a secretary, and when she got off in the afternoons, she took her infant son along to the local tennis club in a stroller.
Lendl's backhand was a defensive slice, his first serve was less than overpowering, and although he rushed net at every opportunity, his volley was mediocre.
www.menstennisforums.com /showthread.php?t=23444   (9415 words)

 Ivan Lendl at 1992 U.S. Open Championship; Tennis; September 11, 1992; ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IVAN LENDL: As I said, we both have been through it so many times, that you know how it is. If he came out, and I won, everybody would say, yeah, he came back a little bit down after losing four match points yesterday.
IVAN LENDL: Well, I would like to be better, of course, because that would mean I would have won this match.
IVAN LENDL: Well, Stefan was keeping me down pretty much for two and a half sets yesterday, so it is hard to get pumped up when you are getting swept off the court, there is nothing to be pumped about.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/1992usopen/091192IL.html   (1454 words)

 Ivan Lendl - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ivan Lendl was something else - and what a record at the toughest of tournaments.
Lendl didn't seem to need a high serving percentage; he was having a good day if more than 50% of his first serves made it in.
Ivan is simply the benchmark of excellence for the modern game!...businesslike,organised and with an attention to detail his game was more than just brute power.
www.rateitall.com /i-19730-ivan-lendl.aspx   (2189 words)

 Ivan Lendl - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After finishing his tennis career, Lendl has taken up golf, earning a handicap of 0 and organizing a charity competition in 2004 called the "Ivan Lendl...
Ivan Lendl, the father of modern tennis, his accomplishments and contributions to the sport of tennis.
Ivan Lendl - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Ivan Lendl Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/ivan-lendl/41784/main?_pgtyp=pdct   (103 words)

Fairfield, Conn. — Ivan Lendl has one simple rule for his children: they must participate in some sort of physical activity.
Lendl is one of 10 13-year-olds in the 156-player field this week and her 5-over-par 76 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying has her in solid position to advance to the match-play portion of
Lendl said many of the country’s great hockey players took up tennis in the summer to improve their conditioning and footwork.
www.usgirlsjunior.org /2003/results/lendl.htm   (863 words)

 Pro Tennis Fan: Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl, along with Maureen Connolly, was inducted into the U.S. Open Court of Champions before the men's final yesterday.
First this week came the news that Ivan Lendl came up short in his attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open in golf.
Now the Roanoke Times has a feature on one of one of Ivan's daughters, Marika, 15, as she attempts to win her second consecutive Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament.
www.protennisfan.com /ivan_lendl   (790 words)

 CNN/SI Catching Up With...
Unleashing a barrage of stinging ground strokes that obeyed their master and hugged the lines, Ivan Lendl stood atop the tennis world in the mid-1980s for 270 weeks, longer than any other male player since the computer rankings were established in 1973.
Lendl's lack of Q-rating was perhaps what prevented him from being accorded superstar status.
A world-beater whose success was as much a function of raw determination as raw talent, Lendl won eight Grand Slam tournaments and 94 titles overall (the second-highest men's total ever), using consistently deep strokes and stamina to outlast opponents.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /features/1997/weekly/catchingup/0714   (445 words)

 Ivan Lendl Tennis Player
Ivan Lendl, 2001 Enshrinee: International Tennis Hall of Fame - of 1984 that Ivan Lendl began to really stake his claim to greatness.
Tennis Hall of Fame - Born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia in 1960, Ivan Lendl became an American citizen in 1992.
Ivan Lendl, a tribute to the father of modern tennis Ivan Lendl, the father of modern tennis, his accomplishments and contributions to the sport of tennis.
www.basictennis.com /men/Ivan-Lendl-Tennis-Player.html   (314 words)

 Ivan Lendl - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Ivan Lendl es un tenista profesional checo, por muchos años considerado el mejor jugador del mundo de acuerdo a los rankings de la ATP.
Ivan Lendl ganó 94 títulos en individuales durante su carrera, y llegó 19 veces a la final de los torneos de Grand Slam, incluyendo ocho finales en el Abierto de los Estados Unidos, desde 1982 hasta 1989.
Lendl había ganado la Copa Davis con Checoslovaquia en 1980, pero cuatro años más tarde se mudó a Nueva York y dejó de jugar este torneo.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ivan_Lendl   (592 words)

 Ivan Lendl to build US golf course
Rosow, who lives an hour away in Southport, and Lendl, who lives in Goshen and now plays on the Celebrity Players Tour and Buy.com Tour, decided nearly three years ago that the region needed a high-quality, private 18-hole course.
Lendl and Rosow have a multiyear option on the property from the Budneys while they go through permitting with various governmental agencies.
"Ivan and I have played a number of Steve's courses and are incredibly impressed with the way he fits a golf course into the land and the strategy he designs."
www.golftoday.co.uk /news/yeartodate/news00/lendl.html   (704 words)

 VNTS - Ivan Lendl
Ivan Lendl (born March 7, 1960) is a Czech tennis player, known for his eight straight finals in the US Open from 1982 to 1989.
The workers that each year laid the surface, went directly to Lendl's house in Long Island.
This way Lendl could get an exact copy at his own lawn.
www.vnts.nl /index.php/ivanlendl   (66 words)

 Ivan Lendl   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many of his one minded approach and dedication to winning have been adopted and is now the norm, if you want to win.
Everything from physical shape, mental toughness, equipment specifications, match preparation, player scouting and awareness of tennis history, was employed to the fullest by Ivan Lendl.
The most extraordinary aspect of Lendl is that he was not born with the skills, through hard work and dedication, he managed to acquire them.
home.online.no /~remoey/lendl   (84 words)

 Ivan Lendl fathers new ambition : Mail & Guardian Online
This is Ivan Lendl in the second phase of his life.
And, in the role of father and coach, don’t bet against it being any less successful than the first, when he set the standard by which everyone else in professional tennis in the 1980s had to be judged.
Lendl also admires Andre Agassi and his ability to keep going into his mid-30s, while he thought Pete Sampras had come to the end of the road by the time he won his final Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2002.
www.mg.co.za /Content/l3.asp?ao=121592   (1441 words)

 Surtout éviter le syndrome Ivan Lendl - Lalibre.be
Surtout éviter le syndrome Ivan Lendl - Lalibre.be
Pour rappel, Ivan Lendl a tout gagné dans sa carrière.
Autrement dit, elle ne doit pas suivre Lendl mais bien croire en son seul talent.
www.lalibre.be /article.phtml?id=2&subid=111&art_id=312871   (610 words)

 Ivan Lendl   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A veteran of 17 years, Lendl was ranked the No. 1 tennis player in the world four years (1985, ‘86, ‘87, ‘89), including being ranked No. 1 for 157 straight weeks.
Lendl was the only player in the Open Era to win three tournaments in successive weeks on three different surfaces.
Overall he captured 94 singles titles and was a finalist 52 other times.
www.celebritygolfclassic.com /pages/celeb_bios/lendl_ivan.htm   (106 words)

 Second Ivan Lendl robot set to compete on tennis circuit - Tennis - The Sporting Globe
Scientists in Prague are putting the finishing touches to a second-generation Ivan Lendl robot, which they hope will dominate the game of tennis even more than their first model that won 94 singles titles (including eight grand slams) in the eighties.
As well as working on the tennis ability of the new robot, the scientists are also hoping to give the new Lendl more of a personality than the last one.
Dostal also said that they hope to have more commercial success with the new Lendl model than they had with the last one, and they have been studying the way real sports stars have marketed themselves.
www.thesportingglobe.com /lendl.htm   (439 words)

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